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Local Articles
Metro to Phase Out Old SmarTrip Cards in June

WMATA is installing new faregates throughout the system and you may need to upgrade your SmarTrip card.

Local News
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

Catch drive-in movies, wine tastings, and so much more!

Things To Do
Windsor Police Officer Joe Gutierrez Fir...

Windsor Police officer Joe Gutierrez is fired after he did not follow department policy at a forceful traffic stop of Black Army officer Caron Nazario in December.

Local News
A Visitors Guide: Great Falls Park and Trails in Maryland

Enjoy the trails and views of the Great Falls via the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Park in Maryland.

Attractions
Virginia Dream Homes: A Waterfront Getaw...

Anyone up for some "sitting on the dock, just wasting time"? As the song goes, there's nothing better than "watching the ships roll in." This week's featured listing is known as Riverview and it's aptly named for its spectacular location on the banks of North River.

Real Estate
Marijuana Will Be Legal in Virginia Earl...

Simple marijuana possession will now be legal beginning July 1.

Local News
5 Ways to Entertain Yourself During Your Loooooong DC Commute

Keeping your sanity on the road is important. Here are some tips on how to make your drive less stressful.

Travel
Barca Pier & Wine Bar Is the Newest Wate...

Looking for a brand new watering hole with a view? Head to the waterfront and give Barca Pier & Wine Bar a try.

Restaurants
George Washington Memorial Parkway to Re...

The National Park Service will implement new safety measures on the George Washington Memorial Parkway starting later in 2021. The adjustments will affect the section between Alexandria and Mount Vernon.

Local News
DC Is Getting Its First 100% Self-Pour Pub

The city’s first 100% self-pour pub and restaurant is coming this spring to southeast Washington, D.C. The new pub, Tap99, gets its name from the 99 different types of drinks that it offers, including beer, wine, cider, and premixed cocktails.

Restaurants
NoVA Eats: Hot Chikn Kitchn Brings a Tas...

If you like your chicken with a kick, then this is the restaurant for you. This new Woodbridge spot does chicken in a variety of classic dishes, and it does it really, really well.

Restaurants
10 Things You Have to Do in the DMV This...

Highlights include a wine festival, shopping pop-up, and a virtual 5K for a well-known charity. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, April 9, to Sunday, April 11.

Events
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State Articles
Have You Ever Looked at the Feet on the ...

The image on the Virginia state flag and seal show a man standing in top of another in victory. But his feet are seriously deformed.

Local Culture
Wellness: How to Treat Sunburns at Home

Summer days spent outside often mean the occasional sunburn, no matter how careful you are. Here are some simple home remedies to make you feel better.

Wellness
WATCH: Deer Jumps Through Powhatan Schoo...

A deer jumped through a Powhatan School bus windshield on April 1 in a shocking video. Students and the deer are all safe.

Local News
Lime Mopeds Are Now Available to Rent in...

The company known for providing D.C. with rental bikes and scooters has a new vehicle to add to the fleet. We have a new way to get around the city, with Lime's e-mopeds making their debut in the nation's capital.

Local News
Despite CDC Moratorium, Virginia Evictions Continue

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently extended the pandemic-inspired nationwide eviction moratorium—but, according to the Washington Post, that hasn't stopped evictions in the state of Virginia.

Local News
'Blossoms & Baseball' Drive-In Swinging ...

Catch screenings of '42: The Jackie Robinson Story' and 'A League of Their Own'

Events
DC City Council Proposes Higher Soda Tax

The new tax would almost double the existing tax on sugary drinks. The councilmember hopes it encourages people to drink less of the sugary sodas that lead to chronic disease.

Local News
National Building in DC to Reopen on April 9

The National Building Museum reopens with three new exhibits for visitors to see.

Attractions
Virginia's Flags Flown at Half-Staff to ...

In the wake of the Boulder, Colorado, shooting that claimed 10 lives, Governor Ralph Northam has directed flags to be flown at half-staff in remembrance of the victims. The order runs through Saturday, March 27.

Local News
White House Easter Egg Roll Canceled for...

Thanks for nothing, COVID-19! The annual White House event featuring eggs, a giant Easter bunny, and kids from all over the country has been canceled for 2021.

Local News
Here Are 8 Egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunts in the DMV

Venture down the bunny trail with these must-visit Easter egg hunts! Easter is almost here, which means it's egg-hunting time!

Events
The Best Doughnuts in the DMV

Are you craving a puffy pastry of sweet and sticky goodness? So are we!

Products & Promotions
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National Articles
'Demonic' Dog Put Up for Adoption in Bru...

New Jersey woman puts New Jersey chihuahua up for adoption on Facebook because he drives her crazy. Woman says chihuahua hates animals, men, and children and compares him to a gremlin.

National News
4 Best Ways to Compost This Spring

Why should I compost? Well, the answer is simple—it's beneficial for the environment, it reduces waste, it improves soil health, it conserves resources, and it's rewarding!

Home & Garden
Starbucks Is Celebrating Earth Month By Offering Freebies & Disco...

April is Earth Month, and Starbucks is celebrating by giving you the chance to win freebies and discounts. Similar to its Starbucks for Life game, this game combines instant-win but with puzzles, for an added twist.

Products & Promotions
FDA and CDC Recommend 'Pause' for the Jo...

Six people experienced a rare and dangerous blot clot after receiving the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine.

National News
McDonald's Closing Hundreds of Restauran...

The restaurants have suffered due to the loss of foot traffic and migration to drive-thru and delivery service.

Restaurants
8 Natural Ways to Control Seasonal Allergies

Here we go again: it's allergy season. But before you reach for that over-the-counter or doctor-prescribed medication, let’s discuss what causes allergies and what the best way is to naturally control them!

Wellness
Every Title Coming to Disney+ This Month

April 2021: New month, new year, new Disney+ titles. Get ready, there are a ton of great titles coming to Disney+ this month!

Entertainment
UK Woman Becomes Pregnant While Already ...

After struggling with infertility for over a year, Rebecca Roberts welcomed her twins in a rare case of "superfetation."

World
April 13 Is National Make Lunch Count Day

How do you spend your lunch hour? Or ... your 15-minute lunch break? Resist the urge to work through lunch today and find easy ways to make your lunch count.

Events
New Music Review: Songs Released April 4...

It's our weekly song review where we review five new songs released this past week, April 4 –11. We're covering Twenty One Pilots, Doja Cat, Surfaces, and more!

Music
Every Title Coming to Amazon Prime Video...

With so many Amazon Prime Video Originals and other classic movie and TV titles, you'll have plenty to binge-watch this month! Here's everything coming to and leaving Amazon Prime in April 2021.

Entertainment
'Thunder Force' Delivers as a Cotton Candy Action Movie

Pleasant and sweet, but with no real substance is the best way to describe this latest original movie from Netflix. Sure, "Thunder Force" stars powerhouse actors like Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer, but the paper-thin plot will have you guessing the ending about 20 minutes in.

Film
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